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Anatomy of the City 14 – The Royal Naval Hospital and the Dreadnought Hospital

Christopher Wren’s Royal Naval Hospital is the centrepiece of maritime Greenwich, but – like many of London’s grand historic buildings – it finds its roots in royal one-upmanship. When Charles … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Anatomy of the City 13 – Anarchists & spies in Greenwich

‘A screaming comes across the sky’ – the first line of Thomas Pynchon’s celebrated novel Gravity’s Rainbow. Pynchon’s story begins at the foot of Observatory Hill in Greenwich at the … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Anatomy of the City 4 – Churchyard of St Anne, Wardour Street, Soho

The churchyard of St Anne, Soho, is now a peaceful public park, but in the mid-nineteenth century this was one of the most notorious burial grounds in London. In use … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sick City Walks – ‘Tall Ships and Tropical Diseases: Global Medicine in Greenwich’

‘Tall Ships and Tropical Diseases’ is our latest Sick City Walk, and has just been uploaded to the free Sick City Walks web app. Featuring the silky tones of actress … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · Leave a comment